Choose an answer from the
three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
Newman served in the Navy in World War II in the Pacific
theater. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in
torpedo bombers. He flew from aircraft carriers as a tail
gunner in the Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman/gunner, he
served aboard the USS Bunker Hill during the battle for
Okinawa in the spring of 1945. He was ordered to the ship with
a draft of replacements shortly before the attack but, by a
fluke of war, was held back because his pilot had an ear
infection. The rest of his detail died.
2. Newman made his Broadway theater debut in an original
production of with Kim Stanley. What was the Broadway play?
- The Graduate
- Come Home Little One
3. His first movie was The Silver Chalice (1954). In
1955, Newman would co-star with Eva Marie Saint and Frank
Sinatra in a live [and color] television broadcast of a stage
play. What was the play?
- Our Town
- East of Eden
4. The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 western film
starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid. The film was directed
by Arthur Penn in his first work as film director and the
screenplay was written by Leslie Stevens from a play by Gore
Vidal. Who played Pat Garrett?
- John Dehner
- James Best
- Chuck Connors
5. Newman stars in Hud. It is a 1963 film which
tells the story of a self-centered, modern-day cowboy. It is
based on the novel Horseman, Pass By. Who wrote the
- Louis L�Amour
- Zane Grey
- Larry McMurtry
6. Hombre is a 1967 Revisionist Western film
directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name
by Elmore Leonard. It stars Paul Newman in the title role. How
many films had Martin Ritt directed with Paul Newman?
7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969
American Western film that tells the story of bank robbers
Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The
Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford). The film is only
loosely based on historical fact, but it popularized the
legends of these Western icons. Who was originally picked to
play with Newman in the movie?
- Robert Redford
- Warren Beatty
- Steve McQueen
8. What was the 1972 Western film written by John Milius,
directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman?
The MacKintosh Man
- The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
9. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's
History Lesson is a 1976 revisionist Western directed by
Robert Altman. It stars Paul Newman as Bill Cody. The film
opens in 1885 with the arrival of an important new guest star
in Cody�s grand illusion, Chief Crazy Horse (Frank Kaquitts)
of Little Big Horn fame.
10. What was the movie that Newman won his Academy Award
for Best Actor Oscar?
- The Color of Money
- The Hustler
is Paul Newman buried?